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Cyril Dunlop, one of the minor characters of the book, is of the same age as Cal's father and works as a foreman on the Mortons' farm. Cyril and Shamie know each other from about the town but because of their different religions they meet very occasionally.
Orangemen: 12th July parade
Dunlop is an active Orangeman who would rather die than live in a state ruled from Rome by priests and nuns because in his opinion that would be a yoke of Roman Catholicism.
The day Cal starts his work on the Mortons' farm Dunlop has got to show him around but he lets him know that he is the boss. Each week Dunlop gives Cal a lift to town and back but one day Cal tells him that he would not need any transport. Dunlop seems disgruntled that Cal is no longer dependent on him.
All together Dunlop seems to be very bossy and proud to be a Protestant but according to his statement:" I've nothing against Catholic people. It's the religion itself I don't like," he doesn't condemn people who are Catholic. That shows that he is loyal in some way.
by Nina & Dörthe
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